Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 5th semester at the Fourth Estate. I started as Graphics Editor as a freshman. Last year, I was the Art Director. Currently, I am the Online Director of the organization. This means that I coordinate the multimedia and social sections of Fourth Estate and manage the website.

Am I Good Enough?

Self-confidence: why are we suffering from low self-esteem, and what are useful tips to change it? BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Of course, you are. You are more than good. You are the best at whatever you’re doing. How does…

A Greener Vision

The Green New Deal resolution seeks to cut emissions, create jobs BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Three hundred billion dollars is how much money the United States spent on 16 natural disasters in 2017. Six is the average number of natural…

An Open Dialogue On Human Rights

Dialogue and Difference Project hosts discussion with Dr. Danielle Aldawood BY MATTHEW HAYES, STAFF WRITER  On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Dialogue and Difference Project hosted the first of their three events planned for the Spring semester. The event series is focused…

Oat-Covered Showers and Clogged Toilets

Students share stories of the worst experiences they have with the communal bathrooms in Presidents Park BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Part of anyone’s first lecture from their parents about college is the talk about the grotesque communal bathrooms and…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student who is suspicious of a new boyfriend BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My first semester of college I met this guy and we hit it off, but he had a girlfriend and I respected…

New LLC to Come to Mason

Gender and Social Justice Living Learning Community will join other Mason LLCs in the Fall BY LAURA SCUDDER, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR In Fall 2019, the Gender and Social Justice Living Learning Community (LLC) will come to Mason with a focus…

A Survivor’s Dilemma

BY ANONYMOUS I am a survivor of sexual assault. I have only ever told three people my story. I believe it is important to talk about my mindset as a survivor, especially in today’s climate where reports and allegations are…

National Emergencies Should Be Emergencies

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER President Trump has said that if Congress does not provide enough funding for a border wall, he will declare a national emergency. He claims that illegal immigration and drug trafficking pose an immediate threat to Americans’…